Champion sire Fastnet Rock was in hot form on Saturday with a Group double at Randwick courtesy of record breakers Formality and Deploy, while his royally bred son Comin' Through indicated he's in for a big spring with a sparkling return.
Prepared by Gerald Ryan, five year-old gelding Deploy made an impressive rise through the grades last summer winning four consecutive races in Sydney.
He then took the quantum leapt o stakes company when winning the Group II BRC Moreton Cup at Doomben in June and showed with this latest win that he's ready to climb to the next level.
Deploy tracked the leaders for Brenton Avdulla and surged to the line to win the 1200 metre Group III ATC Show County Quality in course record time of 1:08.06.
He scored a neck win over another up and coming sprinter in The Virginian to take his overall record to seven wins and six placings from 15 starts with prizemoney in excess of $480,000.
His trainer Gerald Ryan as in awe of the record breaking performance.
"It's unbelievable," Ryan said.
"They are running quick times here today. He'll go into the book as holding the track record.
"He's not the easiest horse to ride because he always hits a flat spot in his races.
"Brenton (Avdulla) knows him and rode him well."
A $450,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Torryburn Stud draft, Deploy runs for a syndicate that includes his breeder Torryburn Stud in whose colours he runs as well as Segenhoe Thoroughbreds, McEnnis Racing and Stallion Racing.
He is the best of four winners from Group III winning Red Ransom (USA) mare Crimson Reign, who is due to foal this spring to Pride of Dubai.